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Jewish group condemns Ahmadinejad’s statements on Holocaust

Washington: A prominent Jewish human rights organisation has condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s questioning of the veracity of the Holocaust and asked Germany to bar him from attending the FIFA World Cup 2006 hosted by the country.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre said in a statement that while the Pope is in Auschwitz remembering the horrors of the Holocaust, the President of Iran had once again questioned it.

“I know this is difficult for the Germans, they have economic relations to think of, but it is unfair for the victims of the Holocaust and their families to pay the bill once again,” Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Founder and Dean of the organisation said.